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Yama Coffee Vacpot 5 Cup Tabletop Siphon/Syphon

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Yama Tabletop 5 Cup Vacpot Coffee Vacuum Pot
$67.00
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SKU: TCA-5D
4.95 stars, based on 21 reviews

For detailed brewing instructions check out our siphon brewing guide.

  • 20-ounce (~600-milliliter) capacity
  • For use with denatured alcohol (included) or butane burner (purchased separately)
  • Extra cloth filters available

Includes complete siphon set: lid, upper chamber, filter assembly, cloth filter, lower chamber, stand, denatured alcohol burner, and coffee scoop/stirrer. Does not include denatured alcohol.

Specifications:
Manufacturer: Yama
Model: TCA-5D
List Price: $110
Depth: 6"
Width: 4.5"
Height: 16.5"
Weight: 3 lbs.

Yama

Yama has specialized in hand-blown glass brewing equipment since 1978 and they've become known for their coffee siphons and cold brew towers. The siphon brewer utilizes a heat source to boil water and push it into an upper brewing chamber, then sucks the coffee down through a cloth filter and back into the bottom chamber. Hands down, it's the most involved and captivating way of making coffee. Similar to the siphon, Yama's cold coffee dripper looks more like lab equipment than a coffee maker. It uses a slow dripping process to brew a strong concoction of coffee that's destined to be served over ice.

Verified Buyer

2016-04-24T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Best cup of coffee ever!

We sell the finest Brazilian coffee in the US and the Yama Siphon Brewer and brew method provides the best flavor extraction for the best "cup" ever. A "must have" for any coffee lover! We will use the Yama in our sales demos and expect it to put us over the top. Great product! Great Price! Great Service!

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2016-04-19T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

big kid science kit

Remember those cool rock cleaning science kits from the early 90's. This is like the big kid version of it. It takes some work and skill, but the end result makes you pretty proud of yourself. Great aesthetic, and seems to be of high quality. I definitely recommend this for coffee geeks who want something a little more intricate than a pour over, but not too time consuming. Also, coffee is brewed to where you don't really need to add cream or sugar.

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2016-04-07T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Impressive piece

Solid, impressive, brews a really fine cup of coffee. Cleanup is a little involved--as with any pot of this type. Company is great to work with, prompt.

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Verified Buyer

2016-03-19T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

In love!

if you love coffee (no folgers) you need on of these. Not only is it fun but it makes a killer cup of joe! When you take your time and measure out everything and time it you can't mess up. Everyone I've made a cup for is intrigued while I'm making it and wants to buy one after drinking their cup! I also purchased the metal filter for the siphon but prefer the cloth taste so much better. I love my siphon and Pima has awesome customer service and quick shipping makes me a returning customer for sure!

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Verified Buyer

2016-02-10T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Love my Yama

The best cup of Joe I ever had brewed by the siphon method. I didn't know what it was called at the time. The looked complicated. It's actually quite simple. I'm still experimenting with the beans and times but haven't brewed anything I didn't like. Wish I bought this years ago.

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Verified Buyer

2016-01-20T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Good size for most purposes

This 5 cup size is a really good size for almost any brewing need. The glass does feel a bit thin if you are used to the thicker Pyrex type of borosilicate glass. That being said the 1st one of these that I ordered came in 50 pieces. (Prima made it right quickly however) so you do need to be a bit cautious with handling it. Try twisting AND rocking the top part back and forth to remove it from the boiling flask underneath once your coffee is brewed. I have come to really love the ease of this model. once you brew this way it is difficult not to want to always use it!

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2015-12-28T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Coffee Chemisty!

I bought this for my boyfriend for Christmas, he is a very talented barista and he has really enjoyed this brewing method. The siphon produces a very smooth cup. Working with an alcohol burner is difficult until you get the hang of it, if you don't have time or patience to find a sweet spot with it, its best to get a butane burner.

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2015-08-03T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Just wonderful

I bought this unit with the burner middle of last month. Not only do I look forward to making coffee every morning, but the taste is so much better than a coffee machine. The glass is handmade and requires you to a bit gentle with the unit. Prima backs up their great products with great customer support as well. Prima has won me over with their great customer service, product line, and price might I add. You can be sure I will be buying more products from here in the future.

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Verified Buyer

2015-06-21T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Well made

I had wanted a siphon brewer for a while now and settled on the Yama because it looked to be the best for the price So far, I love it. It is built very well and does not feel cheap or flimsy. It is beautiful when in use and when just sitting empty on the counter, definitely a conversation piece. The coffee it makes is also some of the best I have ever made, a heavy mouth-feel like a french press but silky and without grit. I would recommend getting the butane burner made by Yama, as the alcohol burner takes longer to push the water up into the top chamber and is no where near as visually appealing. Be careful when taking off the cloth filter to store it for further use, I broke the draw string on my first filter making it hard to reattach the filer for a second brew. All in all I am very happy with my purchase.

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Verified Buyer

2015-03-15T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Love this thing!

I bought this to replace the Hario siphon that I broke recently,and am very pleased with the aesthetics of the Yama. It has a beautiful handle and looks great on a counter top. I like the 5 cup more than the 3. It's not too big to make a single serving of coffee and if I ever want to entertain people with it I have the extra capacity now. The 3 cup is to small for multiple cups unless you want to serve thimble fulls of coffee to your guests. Definitely get the butane burner, the stock alcohol burner has very little flame control and left a black layer of soot on the bulb every time I used it. Maybe I wasnt using the right alcohol but still, butane is the way to go. These things do take skill to brew an awesome cup too! Timing has to be precise, as well as temperature, and stiring technique. When everything is right, the coffee tastes beautifully bright and citrusy with perfectly balanced acidity and flavor, very similar to how good wine tastes. The coffee will like coat the whole palate and leave a nice finish without an aggressive bitter flavor. I also use this for different kinds of herbal tea, just make sure to get a separate filter and spring hook set up. Also I bleach my filters and they seem to stay fresh for multiple uses

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Verified Buyer

2015-02-10T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Taking good care of product and customer

I received the order on time. The package was well protected. The shipping is very fast. Great service!

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2015-02-10T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Taking good care of product and customer

I received the order on time. The package was well protected. The shipping is very fast. Great service!

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Verified Buyer

2015-02-03T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Delicious & relaxing.

I enjoy using my siphon, very zen process of brewing.

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Verified Buyer

2015-01-27T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Fun and delicious

This was a Birthday present for my husband. We were familiar with syphon brewing from an old Cory syphon that had been my grandparents. Unfortunately, a piece was broken. I searched and found this one. So far my husband loves it. He says it makes the best coffee. Also doesn't leave grounds like the old one. I don't even drink coffee myself, but it's so much fun to use I'm offering to make him some all hours of the day!

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Verified Buyer

2015-01-19T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Just Awesome!

My first coffee siphon is a great one! It's the best of both worlds; not only does every cup feel like a science experiment, it tastes like an artistic masterpiece! The siphon is extremely well made and I look forward to using it for years to come

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Verified Buyer

2014-12-05T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

5 Cup Yama Siphon Brewer is 2 Mugs of HOTNESS!

When I demonstrated this brewer for my coworkers, they were convinced I was trying to cook an industrial dose of meth, especially when they saw the butane burner. But after smelling, and TASTING, the coffee...they were ready to admit this was one addiction they could sanction. PROTIP: Remove the little foil product sticker on the bottom globe before lighting your butane or alcohol burner...then you won't have to scrape bubbly goo off where the label was!

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2014-12-05T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

5 Cup Yama Siphon Brewer is 2 Mugs of HOTNESS!

When I demonstrated this brewer for my coworkers, they were convinced I was trying to cook an industrial dose of meth, especially when they saw the butane burner. But after smelling, and TASTING, the coffee...they were ready to admit this was one addiction they could sanction. PROTIP: Remove the little foil product sticker on the bottom globe before lighting your butane or alcohol burner...then you won't have to scrape bubbly goo off where the label was!

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Verified Buyer

2014-05-12T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

No complaints!

I bought this for my husbands birthday - and we have BOTH been extremely pleased with the results. I would buy it again in a heartbeat!

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Verified Buyer

2014-03-24T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Beautiful and amazing coffee

I was introduced to siphon brewing through a friend, and I fell in love with the elegance and simplicity of the brewing system. I wish they had a bit more clear instructions within the box, but examples of siphon brewing are readily available online(mind you not to let the water get much hotter than 202 degrees for risk of burning the beans). Another important thing: many videos I watched showed putting the hot top glass flask into the plastic holder. I chipped the siphon tube of my cylinder by doing that. Make sure to first remove the spring loaded filter clip from the tube, and then you can let it sit in the plastic flask holder. Happy brewing!

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Verified Buyer

2013-12-10T00:00:00Z

5 / 5 stars

Works!

Works as good as I could have hoped! Got two and May order more. 

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Verified Buyer

2015-12-09T00:00:00Z

4 / 5 stars

Good product, had some plastic parts but works well for the price

Bought this to try a new brewing method. The product was good, but I am not a big fan of the brew method. You have to monitor temps a lot and a lot of errors can happen in the prosess. Also the clean up is a bit of a pain. It's a cool brewing method, especially to show friends, but I prefer pour over brewers method more.

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